July 14, 2011

Dinner Tonight: Braised Halibut with Cherry Tomato-Caper Sauce

There are certain distinct advantages to having a husband who works from home.  Pesky errands that can be done during the day.  Laundry that magically appears, folded and clean (really!).  A back up plan for unexpected emergencies (like the time that a heel broke off my shoe at work and Richard delivered another pair to me).  And best of all, dinner ready when I come home.  As much as I love to cook, I have surrendered to the luxury of the simple, delicious and healthy meals that await, no matter what time I arrive. 

Fish is a frequent Richard choice, and halibut is a particular favourite.  Now that tiny delicious local cherry tomatoes are starting to appear, this easy dinner dish is one you must try.  Pour a glass of crisp and fruity white wine, and raise a glass to your partner.  No matter who made dinner tonight, every meal is a chance to be grateful for sharing it together.

Braised Halibut with Cherry Tomato-Caper Sauce
from the 5-Factor World Diet, by Harley Pasternak and Laura Moser

2 halibut fillets (about 5 ounces each)
Salt and pepper
2 tsp olive oil
1  cups cherry tomatoes cut in half
2 tbsp capers, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp lemon juice

1.  Season the halibut with salt and pepper. In a non-stick skillet, heat 1 tsp of the olive oil over medium-high heat, add the fish and cook for five minutes per side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a platter and cover to keep warm.

2.  In the same skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium-low heat.  Add the tomatoes, capers and lemon juice to the skillet, and cook for a couple of minutes, or until the tomatoes are softened but not completely cooked.  Plate the fish, spoon the sauce over the halibut and serve with crusty bread.


  1. Yum! Our cherry tomatoes aren't ready yet, but I can't wait to try this recipe out. Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Such a lovely intro! Mmm, I do love capers and I work next to a fish store so I will put this one on the list for a dinner with my sweetie.

  3. Thks for the comments! Ellen, capers=love for me, so anything with capers is an instant fav. Let me know if you try this.